Elaborate nail art may be all over Pinterest now, but the evolution of nail styles is much more gradual than you’d think—and fascinating. Mode captures the history in the latest entry in its 100 Years of Fashion series, exclusively premiering on ELLE.com. One woman tries some nail trends from the last century in two minutes.
From the bare, short nails of the ’10s:
To the debut of colored nails in the ’30s:
And nail art in the ’80s: